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Oregon State University’s President’s Office officially announced in February 2011 that smoking will no longer be allowed on OSU's Corvallis campus, effective Sept. 1, 2012 (OAR Chapter 576, Division 040).
This Oregon law is enforceable by the Department of Public Safety on campus year-round, including game days. It is our collective hope that our OSU community, affiliates and visitors will be well-educated of the policy and enjoy the health benefits of being in a smoke-free environment.
With this policy change, OSU joins hundreds of campuses in the Pacific Northwest and around the United States that have already enacted such bans.
Last spring, an OSU Smoke Free evaluation was conducted on campus, engaging all students, faculty and staff at Corvallis and Cascades campus. The Executive Summary (PDF) and graphs for Corvallis campus are available for download. Thank you to the thousands in our community who responded.